Thursday, June 29, 2017

Indian teen builds world's 'lightest satellite'

An Indian teenager has built what is thought could be the world's lightest satellite, which will be launched at a NASA facility in the US in June.

Rifath Shaarook's 64-gram (0.14 lb) device was selected as the winner in a youth design competition.
The 18-year-old says its main purpose was to demonstrate the performance of 3-D printed carbon fibre. The lightweight satellite will operate for around 12 minutes in a micro-gravity environment of space. It will have a new kind of on-board computer and eight indigenous built-in sensors to measure acceleration, rotation and the magnetosphere of the earth. The satellite has been named KalamSat after former Indian president Abdul Kalam, a pioneer for the country's aeronautical science ambitions.

Saturday, June 3, 2017


Innocent Hearts College of Education, Jalandhar organized Annual Prize Distribution cum Farewell Party on June 3, 2017. Dr Anup Bowry, Secretary Bowry Memorial Educational and Medical Trust (BMEMT) was the Chief Guest of the day. Among the distinguished guests were Mrs Shelly Bowry, Executive Director Schools BMEMT and Mrs Aradhana Bowry Executive Director Colleges BMEMT. After the floral welcome and prayer ceremony, the student-teachers were given excellent performer awards, trophies, academic prizes and certificates. Chief guest Dr Anup Bowry congratulated the winners and blessed the would-be teachers to work efficiently and provide qualitative education in schools. The student-teachers of B.Ed Semester II bid farewell to B.Ed Semester IV student-teachers by conducting various fun-filled activities like ball-picking game, bangle arrangement game and finding the hidden gift. The student –teachers enjoyed group dance, solo songs and jokes. Modeling was done gracefully by the seniors and Mr. Nagesh Bhardwaj grasped the title of Mr. Farewell, Ms. Rachna got the title of Miss. Farewell, Ms Parul Sethi was selected as Miss Adorable, Ms. Manisha won beauty with brain title, Ms. Harpreet got Style Diva title and Ms Sheenam got Miss Charming title. The seniors felt confident, happy, rejuvenated and had a sense of achievement. They shared their experiences of college life, thanked the Principal, faculty members and appreciated the teaching-learning environment of the college. The atmosphere was full of fun and exuberance. Principal Dr. Arjinder Singh wished the Semester IV student- teachers good luck and a bright future. Lunch was served in the end.